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Testimonials from Book Clients
“Just wanted you to know my wee e-book with the big message (that you edited so beautifully) became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Kindle Books today!”
Barb Edie, journalist & author
Sparking Change Around the Globe
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Jennifer is one of the most brilliant writers I know and have had the pleasure to work with. She has the extraordinary ability to make any writing come alive with language that is clear, accessible, and engaging. I’ve worked with Jennifer over the past twenty years and have co-authored four NY Times bestselling books with her, so I speak from experience when I say that she brings unwavering dedication, compassionate understanding and profound insight to every project she’s involved with. She is every writer’s dream.”
Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author
Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul (and others),
and featured teacher in The Secret
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Jennifer literally saved my book and helped make it the #1 Time Management book on Amazon. Before engaging Jennifer, I thought I had a finished product. But a friend—a bestselling author herself—told me I needed to send it to Jennifer. Jennifer immediately found the problems and the solutions. Together, and in a relatively short time, we reorganized the content for better structure and flow, cut unneeded text, tightened and polished. The result was a book ten times better, now considered the best in its field. Jennifer worked her magic!”
Michael Linenberger, author,
Master Your Workday Now!
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Your [manuscript evaluation] report is FABULOUS and much more comprehensive than I expected. I’m thrilled with what you’ve done for me.”

Caroline Britton, corporate trainer
New Zealand
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
[Martha Johnson, former GSA Administrator, five days before the release of her book in October 2013 wrote in her blog about the five partners who saw her through her project. Jennifer was #4.]

“Four: critical reader, Jennifer. Stepping back from the pixels and suggesting that big pieces go in a new order is the value of an outsider. In my years consulting I learned to appreciate the external point of view. The messages are sometimes hard to hear because they suggest uprooting and transplanting - large tasks. The result, however, is noticeably better. Wow, the book flows!”
Martha Johnson, author
Leadership on My Watch
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I was having a difficult time determining the right direction for my series of children’s books. I hired Jennifer for a consultation and within a one-hour timeframe, I had obtained more useful information from her than in all the months I spent collecting data on my own. She is warm, knowledgeable and a true professional!”
Sabrina K. Carpenter, author
Betting on One Percent and
The Adventures of Isaiah James: Beach Boy
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Jennifer went the extra mile, translating my medical jargon into a conversational style that could be understood by any reader. Her knowledge of the publishing industry was invaluable to me in getting the book to publication. Jennifer, you are great!”
Carol Westbrook, MD, author
Ask an Oncologist

Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Working with you on this book has inspired me to wake up each morning . . . it has awakened the deep desire within me to finally birth the book that's been sitting on the hard drive for over a decade.”
Stephen J. Hopson, author
Obstacle Illusions
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“You have given this book a quality and life it would never have known without you. Thank you for opening up a whole new world, for teaching and inspiring me to go above and beyond anything I ever dreamed of. The combination of your professionalism and great enthusiasm made this book what it became. Thank you for all you taught me and for all the fun as well. Thank you with all my heart.”
Anton Uhl, artist, TV cook show host, and author
The Millionaire’s Diet: Eating for Success
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation I have for Jennifer Read Hawthorne, the amazingly talented editor who worked with me on this project . . . She brought a caring and insightful approach to the editing process—and I personally enjoyed the wonderful friendship created as a result.”
Scott Mager, attorney and author
You Are the Best
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“You challenge me to become something I never dreamed I could be.”
Eric Ehrke, psychologist and author,
The Consciousness Handbook
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Love it, love it, love it. You are a genius!”
Vickie Juggart, author
The Answer is Pink
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Wow, Jennifer, I don’t know what I’d do without you! You go above and beyond what’s expected of an editor . . . But most importantly, you give me confidence. After you finished editing my book and gave it your stamp of approval, the self-consciousness I felt about presenting my words to the world turned into pride. Thank you so much!”
Laura Froemling, author
How to Make Kids Smart &
What to Demand of Schools
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“As an author it’s important to me to have my works professionally edited—but that my voice not be lost in the process. Jennifer edited my first two books, and in both cases not only was she prompt, professional and perfect, but my voice was never lost. In fact, Jennifer did such a great job editing that it is difficult for me even to know which words are hers and which are mine. I recommend Jennifer to everyone! I’m in the process of writing book three, and I will without a doubt be hiring Jennifer to edit that book as well.”
Kimberly Klein, author
Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain and
The Universe Speaks
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I am feeling nothing but love and gratitude for you, Jennifer! You are an absolute angel, and I owe so much of this journey to you!”
Belinda Anderson, author
Living from the Inside Out
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I am so grateful to you that I can't even find words to express it. Your presence, your availability, your willingness to help guide us through this process, and your incredible empathy and gentleness and kindness...all of these have made it possible for us to come this far and to continue to believe in our book and in ourselves! Mother/Father God truly graced us with your presence and participation, and I don't know how to thank you.”
Leslie Evelo, co-author
Spiritual Prescriptions for Turbulent Times
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“How is it that you can make me sound like me, only better?”
Gregory Anne Cox, author
Your Genes Do Not Determine the Size of Your Jeans
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I’m reading through the manuscript and just smiling . . . . My gratitude overflows! You are so awesome! Thank you for getting me through this with such kindness!”
Kimberly Rooney, author
Spiritual Two-by-Fours & Other Wake-up Calls

Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Thank you from my heart for your skill, care, and sharing your gifts with me on this book project. I appreciate you more than words can say.”
Denise Hughes, author
Earn, Save, Spend, Give
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I’ve read [a client’s book] and can see the hand of a strong editor.”
Gail Woodard, Author Coach & Publishing Strategist
Dudley Court Press
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Your spiritual insight, clarity, mental acuity, impeccable professionalism, and depth of heartfelt caring for this work have been a magnificent contribution! I am deeply grateful.”
Zensho, author
The Awakened Being
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I can’t express the gratitude I feel with words alone. You are helping my book and journal be so much more than I imagined. I feel humbled to my core.”
Morning Star Holmes, author
Transitional Wisdom: A Guide to Healthy
Aging and Completing Life with Dignity
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“I am grateful for your editorial initiative in making my text more readable. And I am relieved that you can help me move forward in a way that makes sense to my mind. You know this is a quality of BodyWisdom, right?”
Dawn Jordan, master massage therapist
and creator of BodyWisdom
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Thank you for the insights, guidance and editing of The Hero in Heroin. I could not have completed it as nicely as it is without you. The book and the process of writing it, cutting, changing has been a profound journey for me.”
Mindy Miralia, author
The Hero in Heroin
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“If it weren’t so late I would be calling you right now! Hard to wait until morning to get it all out, because I am so excited. I now LOVE this chapter! I now really love my book too! You have given me such an amazing gift! A million thank you’s for everything. I’m so blessed to have you on my side!”
Kimberly Rooney, author
Spiritual Two-by-Fours & Other Wake-up Calls
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Awesome job!”
Carol Westbrook, MD, PhD, author
To Your Health! The Beer Doctor on Good Beer,
Good Times, and the Finer Things in Life
Motivational Speaker Female Divider
“Thanks for all your help in actualizing the potential of this personal mission.”
Bobby Fite, author
The Soul Adventure Guide